So I know I’m late to the party but Perfume Genius and this song is just too good for me to not share it with everyone. I was watching Mr Robot and I heard the song Queen.
Before I dive into why Perfume Genius is so brilliant with words and how powerful and thought provoking all of his lyrics are, I have to acknowledge how absolutely amazing the music alone is.
Queen is a track on Perfume Genius’s third album, Too Bright, which was released in 2014. The song features an intoxicating synthesised chorus which I struggle to find words to describe how amazing it sounds. When I first youtubed the song, I was listening to it with my eyes closed and the minute the music following “No family is safe/When I sashay” played, my eyes were forced open and it just struck a chord within me. Powerful.
In the next 20 times I listened to it, I focused on the lyrics. “Don’t you know your queen?/Ripped, heaving/Flower bloom at my feet, ” I loved how the flamboyance with which the gay community is stereotypically associated with is boldly stated in an almost defiant and indifferent way. Like yeah this is who I am and I’m hella proud. His records emphasise (well at least it does with me) that we should be wholly accepting and proud of who we truly are.
Definitely something worth listening to. I am a fan of the musical genius that is Perfume Genius now. Also check out the song “Grid” and “Fool” 🙂